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Well over $1 billion is coming to Michigan to help make improvements to the state’s infrastructure.
The funding has been approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration to a number of programs:
- National Highway Performance Program – $776,983,466
- Surface Transportation Block Grant – $377,991,957
- Highway Safety Improvement Program – $79,969,929
- Railway-Highway Crossings Program – $8,136,285
- Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality Program – $83,893,164
- Metropolitan Planning – $14,212,903
- National Highway Freight Program – $37,989,296
- Carbon Reduction Program – $33,704,283
- PROTECT Formula Program – $38,324,184
- National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program – $23,442,756
- Bridge Formula Program – $121,633,126
The money will be used to support investment in critical infrastructure, including roads, bridges and tunnels, carbon emission reduction, and safety improvements.
“These historic investments in American infrastructure give States the flexibility they need to determine how to allocate funds for a range of transportation projects such as improving safety for all road users, replacing aging bridges, and reducing carbon emissions,” said Federal Highway Administrator Shailen Bhatt.
The funding, under President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, will provides a total of $61 Billion nationwide to all 50 States, DC and Puerto Rico.